Halo: Reach Xbox 360 bundle announced

Limited Edition has custom sound effects.

UPDATE: Microsoft's just sent word that the bundle is indeed a GAME and Gamestation exclusive. It'll cost 249.99, and will be available from all GAME stores on 14th September.

The Halo: Reach Limited Edition Wireless Controller and the Halo: Reach Limited Edition Wireless Headset will be available in the UK on 3rd September. So a little bit later than in the US. The controller will cost 39.99 and the headset will cost 34.99. Both accessories are being produced in limited quantities and are available for pre-order at participating retailers.

ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft has announced a limited edition Halo: Reach Xbox 360 250GB bundle.

It'll be out on 14th September (the same day as the game) and will set you back $399. No European release or pricing information has been announced, but Eurogamer's heard it'll be a GAME exclusive.

So, what do you get for your cash? The 250GB model comes with a Halo series themed casing designed by Bungie. You'll also get two silver wireless controllers with artwork inspired by the game.

Also in the box is a Halo: Reach themed headset, a standard edition copy of Halo: Reach, a limited edition Elite Armour set token, and an episode of Halo: Legends.

And get this: As an added touch, the specially designed console "not only captures the look and feel of the game, but also features custom sound effects from the Halo universe".

Microsoft means it when it says limited edition. The bundle is available in limited quantities and only while supplies last, "so fans who want to own a piece of the Halo mythology are encouraged to pre-order quickly", the official blurb insists. But then it would say that, wouldn't it?

If you don't fancy re-mortgaging your house just so you can wrap your grubby mitts around the sci-fi cool controllers and headset, fear not. Both will be sold separately.

The Limited Edition Wireless Controller will be $60, and will come with a Covenant Banshee Avatar token for Xbox Live. The Limited Edition Wireless Headset will cost $50. Both accessories will be made available by late August. Again, no European pricing has been announced.

Bungie unboxed the bundle and put a video on the internet. Snaps are below.

Halo: Reach is due out exclusively on the Xbox 360 on 14th September. It'll probably be a big deal.

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